H1B 2020 Regular Cap Reached USCIS News

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USCIS updated on Friday April 5th, 2019 that they have received enough number of petitions for the regular quota. H1B 2020 Cap Reached for Regular Quota They do not really talk about lottery, but it is obvious based on history that we would have lottery this year as well They have not really talked about Masters quota petitions for FY … Read More

USCIS Data Entry Complete for H1B Visa 2019 Quota

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USCIS announced on May 15th, 2018 that they have completed Data entry for all the petitions that were selected in H1B Visa 2019 Lottery. USCIS said that they will start returning the petitions that were not selected in H1B Visa lottery soon, but did not give any timeline for the sam as the volume of petitions is large. Based on … Read More

USCIS reached cap for H1B 2019 Season

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USCIS just updated today that they have reached the H1B cap for FY 2019 Season. Quick points from their press release is below. USCIS has got enough petitions for Masters quota of 20,000 and Regular quota of 65,000 USCIS will reject and return petitions along with the fee that are not selected in lottery. If they are duplicate petitions, then … Read More

When will I know H1B Visa 2019 Lottery results ?

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Now that H1B 2019 season has begun and as we are expecting a lottery for the fiscal year 2019, it is kind of curious for many of us to know when everyone will know the lottery results. How does lottery results work in H1B visa scenarios ? In general, lottery result is something like either you are selected in the … Read More

H1B Duplicate Petitions Policy Memo by USCIS – 2018

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It is not very uncommon for some to game the system of H1B lottery by applying multiple petitions. Some of the ways employers were doing this were by filing petitions by their parent company, subsidiary company, or other companies that are working for the same vendor or client project. USCIS has passed a rule to fix all of this gaming … Read More

USCIS Updates H1B Visa 2019 Petitions for Accepted from April 2nd, Premium Process Suspended

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USCIS updated today that they will accept H1B Petitions for FY 2019 season starting from April 2, 2018. Some of the key messages from the press release are below. USCIS will accept petitions for FY 2019 season from April 2nd, 2018 Premium Processing suspended for FY 2019 cap subject petitions and resume from Sept 10, 2018. Premium Processing of H1Bs … Read More

H1B Extension New Rules 2017 – What’s Changed ?

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As you know once the Trump Administration has taken office they have been doing everything they can to stop the abuse of the H1B program. They have launched many things like tightening the application processing process, increasing site visits, setup email to send the fraud cases, many bills in the senate for the change in H1B program. The most recent … Read More